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Dr. Christian Hirsch


After her immediate family, the relative whom newspapers report visiting Theodora and her siblings the most is first cousin Dr. Christian Johan Benedictus Hirsch (1842-1901).  Both the Morton Enterprise and the New Ulm Review newspapers note several trips Dr. Hirsch made to Franklin, Minnesota in 1896-1897 where he visited with his relatives and also conducted business.  One journey by C.G.V. Cormontan to New Ulm to visit Dr. Hirsch and family was noted by the Review in February of 1897; other possible meetings before or after 1896-97 are unreported. Dr. Hirsch’s father (Christian Leuthäuser Hirsch), and the mother of the Cormontan siblings (Louise Augusta Hirsch Cormontan), were brother and sister.


Looking at the lives of Dr. Hirsch and his family can potentially provide insights into the lives of the Cormontans.  As a physician, reading about Dr. Hirsch’s professional activity in the 1890’s can help improve understanding the medical profession and medical practices at that time, giving insights into the professions of Theodora’s brothers C.G.V. and Magnus, as well as brother in law Edward.  Dr. Hirsch’s oldest daughter Alpha was a music teacher like Theodora, so noting Alpha’s professional activity is of interest.  It is also likely that the experiences of the Hirsch family, contemporaries of the Cormontan family who lived about 35 miles away, can assist in imagining the day-to-day experiences of Theodora and her siblings while they lived in Franklin.


Of additional historical interest, Dr. Hirsch’s wife, Camilla Thrane Hirsch (1846-1914), was a daughter of Marcus M. Thrane (1817-1890), the leader of the first Norwegian labor movement.  Camilla’s sister Vasillia Thrane Struck was married to the Twin Cities architect Carl F. Struck (1842-1912).  Struck designed many significant buildings in Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as the Brown County Courthouse and the Hirsch residence in New Ulm.


The following is a biography of Dr. Christian Hirsch taken from the following book:

Shutter, Marion Daniel.  Progressive Men of Minnesota: Biographical Sketches and Portraits of the Leaders in Business, Politics and the Professions; Together with an Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the State.  Minneapolis: Minneapolis Journal, 1897.  Page 283.

Dr. Christian J. B. Hirsch, of New Ulm, Minnesota, is a native of Norway, one of those who came to America as a young man and cast in his lot with his adopted country, fighting her battles and participating in the beneficial results of the war. Dr. Hirsch was born on August 29, 1842 [in Christiania]. His father was a physician in the employ of the government. Until he was sixteen years of age he was tutored by a lieutenant of the army. He then tried the life of a sailor for two years, but gave that up and returned to Christiania where he attended the university for three years. In 1863 he left for the United States in a sailing vessel. He stopped at Chicago, and during the following year enlisted in Company D, Eighty-ninth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, joining his regiment in East Tennessee, where it was then stationed. His corps started with General Sherman of the "march to the sea," but after the battle of Atlanta was detached to pursue General Hood, who was threatening Nashville. After the battles of Nashville and Franklin they followed up the remnants of the Southern army until they scattered. They next went to East Tennessee to help in the final operations against Lee, and after the surrender of that famous fighter the regiment went to Texas, where Dr. Hirsch was finally mustered out of service in August, 1865. By this time the young Norwegian had seen enough of war and of the fighting qualities of the Americans to convince him of their energetic character. He had also had an opportunity of seeing a good deal of the country.

Upon being discharged from the service he went back to Chicago and entered Rush Medical College, from which he graduated with honor in 1868. A year previous he had been married to Miss Camilla M. Thrane, a daughter of Marcus Thrane, the leader of the Liberal movement in Norway in 1849. With his young wife Dr. Hirsch settled in Dane County, Wisconsin, where he practiced medicine for nine years. He then moved to Baldwin, Wisconsin, where he lived for one year. He was afterwards in Zumbrota, Minnesota, for a year; in Lake Mills, Iowa, for two years, and Blue Earth City, Minnesota, for three years. In the latter place he was part owner in a drug store and lost all his books and instruments in a fire which burned the store and his office. It so happened that his insurance was small and covered only the drug stock. The next two years were spent in travel in North Dakota. Dr. Hirsch next settled in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, where he remained for four years, after which he moved to New Ulm, in 1890.

Since establishing himself in New Ulm he has built up a large practice. Dr. and Mrs. Hirsch have had ten children, six girls and four boys, and have lost one child, a girl. The doctor belongs to the Brown County Medical Association and the Mississippi Valley Medical Association.  (The frequent movement of Dr. Hirsch and his family recalls that of C.G.V. and the Cormontans.  Perhaps the vast promise of the opening frontier beckoned to many settlers with the potential of greater opportunity in the next location.)


In April of 1897, Dr. Hirsch joined a group of doctors in New Ulm to experiment with the Röntgen ray.  Though not the first to observe the effects of x-rays, German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen is usually credited as their discoverer in 1895 because he was the first to systematically study them.  He also invented the term “x-ray,” referring to the radiation as “x” since it was an unknown type of radiation.  The doctors in New Ulm gathered for their observations less than two years after Röntgen’s discovery.


Apparently greatly impressed with the medical potential of x-rays, Dr. Hirsch left New Ulm in 1899 and moved to Willmar, Minnesota, to join forces with the “Electro-Therapist” Prof. C.M. Stanton.   They opened a clinic that specialized in the use of x-rays for diagnosis of “the most hopeless cases of chronic disease.”  The doctors relocated to Worthington, Minnesota in 1900, where they advertised a facility with six offices and a treating room.  By 1901 the Hirsch family had moved again to the town of Audibon near Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, where Dr. Christian Hirsch died on October 16, 1901 of a heart attack.  His funeral and burial took place in New Ulm, with interment at the New Ulm City Cemetery.


The following is from the Vesterheim Museum record on Norwegians in the Civil War:

HIRSCH, Christian J.B.  IL 89th Inf Co D. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 21. Hazel eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for 3 years on 8 Jan 1864 at Chicago and mustered there the same day. Private. Promoted to Corporal on 31 Jul 1864. Transferred to the Illinois 59th Infantry, Company H. Mustered out 8 Aug 1865 at Green Lake, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 6 p46, reel 8 p17).

The members of Dr. Hirsch’s family:

Camilla Hirsch: born in Christiania, Norway on January 15,1846.  Daughter of Marcus M. Thrane.  Thrane was a political prisoner for eleven years for his publications and work on behalf of the common workers of Norway.  His wife died before he was released from prison, and he immigrated with his five children (four daughters and a son) to the United States.  They settled in Chicago in 1864, where Camilla married Christian Hirsch in 1867.  After her husband's death in 1901 she lived with her sons in Minneapolis, where she died on 2/22/1914 after being in poor health for a year following a stroke.


Alpha Hirsch: born in Chicago, Illinois on May 14, 1868.  Moved to New Ulm in 1890 and taught music lessons.  Alpha married Adam Hugo Lienhard on August 3, 1896 in Minneapolis.  For more than a decade they lived in New Ulm where they had two children: Lowell (John) and Vivian.  By 1920 they resided in Minneapolis with their son John and his wife Kathryn.  By this time Adam was a traveling salesman for the Iron Clad hosiery company; he eventually would become president of the Minnesota Commercial Men's Insurance Company.  Adam and Alpha continued to live in Minneapolis in 1930, but by 1940 Alpha lived with her daughter Vivian Lienhard Magnuson and her husband Elmer in Minneapolis.  Adam died in Rochester, Minnesota on December 2, 1937 at the age of 75.  Alpha died in Minneapolis on 9/21/1940 at the age of 72.


Axel Frederick (Fred) Hirsch: born in Chicago, Illinois on September 8,1869.  In poor health all his life, as an adult he lived with his parents in Minneapolis for a time before moving to Faribault, MN.  He died on August of 1915 at the age of 44.


Vasilia Josephine (Wallie) Hirsch: Born 7/2/1871; died 11/16/1893 of tuberculosis.


Estella Hirsch: born in Wisconsin in 1872; married Willard G. Little in 1898; died 1/2/1903 in Phoenix, Arizona of tuberculosis.  Willard moved to Tacoma, Washington in 1905 and died in Tacoma in 1955 at the age of 85.


Caroline (Linsie) Hirsch: Born in 1875 in Wisconsin.  Married Frans Hilding Krook on 1/15/1895.  F.H. Krook died in January of 1963 and Linsie died in 1965.  They had five daughters: Beata, Aimee, Marjorie, Helen, and Florence.  In 1955 the couple edited The Wisconsin Bible written by Linsie’s uncle Marcus M. Thrane.  The book was published in New Ulm by Linsie.


Camilla Marie Hirsch: (1877-1925):  Born in Perry, Wisconsin on April, 30, 1877.  On September 5,1902 she married William L. Goodrich (1876-1915).  They had three children; Camilla, Dorothy, and Standish.  Camilla Marie Hirsch had been in failing health for ten years.  Her obituary notes: "Friends in New Ulm will remember Mrs. Goddrich as quiet and unassuming in nature with a disposition which endeared her to all.  Her absence in the home will be keknly felt by er children where she was their devoted companion and guide.  Thru [sic] her long illness she was patient and thot [sic] first of her family and others who were needy."  She was buried in Detroit, Michigan next to her husband.


Patroclus Jacob Frederick (Trudie/Trudy) Hirsch: (1879-1942).  In 1897 he moved west and developed a life-long interest in the fruit business.  The July 9, 1942 New Ulm Review reported that he was an artistic wood carver and also a talented musician, especially on the violin.  In 1906 he married Leonore Madge Newport (1887-1937) and they had four children.  He died in Newcastle, California at the age of 70.


Robert Waldemar Hirsch: (1881-1969).  Born in Iowa in 1881.  Married Lillian Janet Nelson in 1914.  Died in California.


Florence Beatrice and Darwin Paoli Hirsch: Twins born in May of 1883 in Minnesota.  Florence married Ashley F. Smith in 1909.  By 1930 they appear to live in California and have two sons, Donald and Ashley.  Darwin married Hilda Marie Peterson (1885-1947) in 1913.  In 1940 they lived in Minnesota and appear to have five children: Philip, Elizabeth, Eleanor, James, and Richard.  Darwin died in 1949.


The following news items are from the New Ulm Review unless otherwise noted, organized by date.  Editorial additions are bracketed.  The articles give a fairly graphic depiction of Dr. Hirsch’s professional activity as well as details about the lives of the members of the Hirsch family, including their meetings with Carl F. Struck and family.


5/28/1890: New Ulm is to have another physician and surgeon.  Dr. C. [Christian] Hirsch, of Black River Falls [Wisconsin], has been here the past few days and has finally decided to locate.  He will enter the offices of Dr. Berry in the Meridian Block, and calls attention to that fact in a card in another column.  He is Norwegian, but speaks German, English and other languages fluently.

5/28/90: [An ad appears on page 5]: DR. C. HIRSCH, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.  Office over Olsen’s Drugstore.  When in town, can be found at office at all hours.  New Ulm, Minn. [Ad appears to run every week until 9/24/90]

7/2/90: Card of Thanks.  To Dr. Hirsch who attended me in my recent illness, and who rendered valuable assistance.  I wish to tender my hearty thanks.  At the same time I can recommend him to all in need of a good physician.  Julius Frank.

7/9/90: Mrs. Maggie Norrell, wife of Peter Norrell, of Mulligan, was examined by Drs. Strickler and Hirsch before Judge of Probate Brandt on Wednesday and pronounced insane.  She was taken to the hospital at St. Peter.

7/23/90: Dr. Hirsch has rented Mrs. Hanft’s residence on German Street.  Mrs. Hanft with her sons will remove to Minneapolis.

8/27/90: A daughter of Dr. Hirsch arrived here last Saturday afternoon from Wisconsin.  [Also]:  See announcement of  . . . Miss A. [Alpha] C. Hirsch, piano and organ teacher.  [Alpha Hirsch also ran an ad on the same page that reads]: MISS A.C. HIRSCH.  TEACHER OF PIANO AND ORGAN. Best of References: Terms 50 cts. per lesson.  Call at office of Dr. C. Hirsch.

9/10/90: [Dr. Hirsch tended a man who dislocated his collar bone and received bruises in a farming accident.] [Also]: Miss Hirsch went to Mankato on Saturday to organize a class in instrumental music.  [Also: a 17 year old woman fell from a wagon, had her clothes catch on the wagon and was dragged by the horses for some time until the team had cleared two wire fences.]  When picked up she was terribly bruised.  A gash extended on one side of her face from the nose to the back of the neck and the large arteries of the neck were exposed by an ugly cut an inch deep.  The other side of the face was also badly disfigured by the wire.  The left arm was marked by gashes and the left leg above the ankle broken and the flesh about the bone badly cut.  For a time it seemed impossible that she could survive, but she was brought to the hospital, and under the care of Dr. Hirsch is now recovering nicely.

9/17/90: Bernhard Fry, formerly a resident of New Ulm, now residing at Sprague, Wash., arrived here last week to visit friends and at the same time to have an amputation made of the first finger of his right hand.  The latter was performed successfully by Dr. Hirsch.

9/24/90: Mrs. [Camilla Thrane] Hirsch arrived here from Wisconsin on Monday evening for a short visit with her husband, Dr. C. Hirsch.

11/5/90: Dr. Hirsch left for Black River Falls, Wis., Monday evening in order to cast a good Republican vote.

12/31/90: Friday night, an accident occurred at the home of E.G. Pahl, which was all but a fatal one.  The little children were playing in a room upstairs around a Christmas tree that they had lighted without the knowledge of their parents, and in some way one of them, Alice, fell against the tree so that her dress caught fire.  A cry for help brought the mother into the room, and with good presence of mind she soon extinguished the flames.  Luckily the child wore a heavy woolen dress and the flames were thus prevented from making very rapid progress, but even as it was, the accident was sad enough, her face and arms being severely burned.  Dr. Hirsch is the attending physician.

1/7/91: Fred Lange is sick with typhoid fever.  Dr. Hirsch is in attendance.  Also: On Friday, Dr. Strickler, assisted by Dr. Hirsch and Andrew J. Eckstein, amputated the left leg of Wm. Tesmer of Sleepy Eye.  Fourteen years ago Mr. Tesmer cut his knee with an axe.  His leg became permanently bent at the knee joint and lameness so increased with each succeeding year that amputation was necessary.

1/21/91:  Mrs. Dr. Hirsch of Black River Falls is here on a visit.

3/4/91: [The newspaper asked a number of male citizens of New Ulm “Who is your candidate for New Ulm alderman, second ward?”] Hirsch: If Strickler can be induced to accept, I am in favor of his selection.

3/11/91: Mrs. Dr. Hirsch is here on a visit from Black River Falls.

3/18/91: While Dr. Hirsch was treating a patient at a farm house in Lafayette last Saturday, his team tore loose from the hitching post and ran to town.  They went down two steep and icy hills and over poor roads without damaging anything, crossed the river bridge and entered town.  There an attempt was made to catch them when the horses tore wildly up the street near the foundry, smashed the cutter and badly ruined the harness.

4/1/91: [The New Ulm paper solicited public sentiment regarding the hanging of Clifton Holden.]  Hirsch: Do not think it is right.  Imprisonment for life, if made to really mean for life, would be a severer punishment. [Clifton Holden’s execution was commuted to life in prison by the governor of Minnesota.]

4/8/91: Dr. Hirsch expects to go to Black River Falls, Wisconsin, the latter part of the week on business.

4/15/91: Dr. Hirsch left for Wisconsin on Monday.

4/22/91: Dr. Hirsch returned from Wisconsin Friday morning.  He has rented the Hummel residence on German Street and expects his family to arrive this week.

4/29/91: The family of Dr. Hirsch arrived here on Saturday.

7/22/91: Wednesday afternoon Alfred, a little son of Andrew Otterholm, fell from a scaffold or ladder in the new house of Chas. Stolz and received an ugly fracture of his skull.  A slight concussion of the brain was the result, but fortunately the accident was not such as to prove fatal.  Dr. Hirsch is treating him.

8/26/91: On Thursday Nic Hillesheim was again examined before Judge Brandt by Drs. Strickler and Hirsch and committed to the asylum at St. Peter.

9/16/91: [Dr. Hirsch was a Twin Cities visitor the previous week.] [Also]: The Minneapolis papers say that Dr. Hirsch of this city intends to remove to the former place, but there is no truth in the report unless the doctor fails to secure residence rooms.  [Also]: A children’s concert will be given at Turner Hall under the direction of Miss A.C. Hirsch on September 23rd.

9/23/91: The children’s concert under the direction of Miss Hirsch will be given at Turner Hall this evening.  It promises to be interesting.  [Also]: Dr. Hirsch has rented the Subilia residence on Minnesota Street. [Also: Dr. Hirsch advised the parents of a daughter who may have been bitten by a mad dog to send the girl to the Pasteur Institute in Chicago.]

9/30/91: The family of Dr. Hirsch will remove to Mankato.  [Also]: The Young People’s Concert at Turner Hall on Wednesday drew out a large audience and merited as large a one again.  There was something so novel about the entertainment and something so cute that everyone who witnessed it was pleased.  And then the little ones sang so sweetly, and looked so pretty and innocent and acted in such agreeable harmony, that one was inclined to wish that it might be that way always.  Miss Hirsch certainly deserves praise for the manner in which she arranged and conducted the concert.

10/7/91: The family of Dr. Hirsch have finally concluded to remain in New Ulm.  They will occupy the Subilia residence.  [Also an ad]: MUSIC LESSONS!  Those who have applied to Miss Hirsch for lessons, and others who wish to take will do well to begin this week, as music will be furnished free to those commencing a term before Oct. 10.

10/28/91: Mr. Schaeffer was brought to the hospital in this city from Windom last Wednesday.  He had been kicked by a horse some weeks since and the result was two broken ribs near the heart.  On Thursday Drs. Strickler, Fritsche and Hirsch operated on the man in his weakened state and removed the pieces of broken bone.

11/25/91: Dr. Hirsch went to Chicago Monday on a visit.

12/2/91: Dr. Hirsch returned from Chicago Saturday evening.

2/2/92: The family of Dr. Hirsch will remove to Mankato. [Also: Drs. Hirsch and Schoch commit a woman to the asylum at St. Peter.]

2/24/92: The report that Dr. Hirsch would remove to Sioux City is erroneous.  The doctor visited the Iowa town but returned at once, thoroughly dissatisfied with the inducements offered and perfectly convinced that New Ulm affords a better field for his profession.

3/30/92: [Citizens are asked by the paper whom they considered the strongest Democratic candidates for president] Dr. C. Hirsch, Republican: Cleveland.

4/27/92: [Republican leaders of New Ulm are asked by the paper whom they favor for governor and congress] Dr. C. Hirsch: I would prefer Lind, but think Knute Nelson can poll a larger vote for the party.  Turrell is as good as anyone we could select for a congressional nominee.

5/18/92: Mrs. Dr. Hirsch came up from Mankato Saturday evening to spend a few days with her husband.

6/1/92: Dr. Hirsch will hereafter make professional visits to Madelia every Friday.  [Also]: Betha Peterson and Miss Olsen of Walnut Grove are in the city receiving medical treatment of Dr. Hirsch for lung troubles.

6/15/92: Last Thursday Dr. Fritsche assisted by Drs. Strickler and Hirsch removed the right breast from Mrs. Anton Lang of Sleepy Eye in order to prevent the progress of a cancerous disease.  [Also]: Three weeks ago Saturday Drs. Fritsche and Hirsch performed one of the most difficult operations known to surgery upon the person of Mrs. Yust.  The operation consisted in sewing up a portion of the large intestine which had become destroyed through a gangrenous hernia and is one that has had only seven years standing in surgical history.  Today the patient is improving nicely. 

7/13/92: A. Blanchard, Doc Hirsch, Doc Strickler, J. Newhart and one or two others have organized a Christian Endeavor society--that is they promise to make a christian endeavor to play cinch in this hot weather and maintain an evenness of temper even if some one bids fourteen without the low.

7/12/92: Henry Siebert, an old settler of Linden, was brought to the hospital last Saturday in a serious state of illness.  On Sunday Drs. Fritsche, Strickler and Hirsch performed an operation upon him with the view of relieving his suffering, but he was so far gone that he died during the operation.  Mr. Siebert was a man of good traits and habits.  He had many friends both in Linden and in New Ulm, all of whom were sorry to learn of his death.

7/27/92: [Dr. Hirsch submitted the low bid in District 1 to furnish medical and surgical aid and also all medicines to county poor and county prisoners for one year.  His bid was $150.  He was also allowed a bill of $6.00 to the county for fees in post mortem examination.]

8/10/92: Fred Borchert, an old man, had his right arm broken in a runaway last Friday afternoon.  The accident occurred while driving up Centre Street and was occasioned by the breaking of part of the harness.  The fracture is in the wrist of the right arm and is being cared for by Dr. Hirsch.  

8/24/92 p 1: Theo. Hovde of Lake Hanska had his collar bone broken last week in falling from a load of hay.  The fracture was cared for by Dr. Hirsch.

8/31/92: New Ulm is to have a new dry goods store or rather a new firm.  Henry Crone having decided to go out of business, he has made arrangements to partially sell his stock to Lienhard Bros., of Winona, who will open up in the Doehne building on October 1st, with a first-class stock of fancy dry goods and notions.  The new firm is made up of J. H. and A. H. Lienhard [Adam Hugo, the future husband of Alpha Hirsch], one of whom is a well-known traveling man.  The latter and youngest brother will remain here and conduct the business.  Both appear to be active business hustlers and New Ulm is to be congratulated on the acquisition.

9/7/92: Dr. Hirsch, A.F. Reim, Mrs. Cady and children, Chas. Head, F. Boock and C. Bach were among the New Ulmites seen in Mankato on circus day.

11/9/92: The family of Dr. Hirsch have returned from Mankato and are now located in one of Albert Held’s buildings.

1/4/93: The Misses Hirsch entertained a large number of their friends Friday evening in a manner creditable to themselves and pleasurable to their guests.

4/19/93: Miss Wallie Hirsch was a visitor in Mankato last Saturday.

4/19/93: Miss A.C. Hirsch has rented the rooms over Dayton's store and will use the same for the instruction of her pupils in piano music.

4/26/93: [ad runs for a number of weeks] Miss A.C. Hirsch wishes to announce that she is now located in the rooms formerly occupied by Messrs. Hagberg & Lind (opposite Olson's drug store) having fitted same up as music-rooms, and will be glad to receive pupils at any time for piano or organ.  Call afternoons. [This location placed her in close proximity to her father's office over Olson's drug store].  

5/31/93: [under the headline] "The Musicale."  Turner Hall was well filled with people last Friday night who were anxious to hear what was heard.  No program of the musicale had been circulated, and everybody was therefore curious to know what was in store for them.  When it was over, many compliments were heard for the talent which made the affair possible.

The piano selections of Miss Hirsch were particularly fine . . .[later in the article it continued] . . .the K.P. quartette--well they seemed to win all the honors as well as all the cabbage heads of the evening.  Time and again they were called out and we are almost sorry that we were compelled to treat them as we did.  Our heart went out to them, along with the cabbage.  [The item concluded]  On the whole, and  everything considered, the amatuers gave an excellent entertainment, well worth the patronage it received.

6/7/93: [under the headline] "The Music Lesson."  "Your little daughter, as she went out awhile ago, seemed the very picture of misery."  "She was going to take a music lesson."  "And your oldest daughter, who is now going out, looks even more miserable."  "She is going to give a music lesson."--New York Press. 

8/23/93: A friend of J.P. Bolstad, who came here recently from the Northern part of the state, Conrad Bang by name, met with a serious accident near town last Friday afternoon while running a traction engine for Ellef Asleson of Lake Hanska.  He was in some way caught between the engine and separator and badly crushed. He was brought to town and given over to the care of Dr. Hirsch.  Though his life was at first despaired of, he is still living, though in a precarious condition. [Mr. Bang recovered.]

8/30/93: The Misses Alpha and Stella Hirsch have gone to Milwaukee on a visit.

11/1/93: Dr. Hirsch, through the assistance of A. Blanchard, has been granted a pension of $12 per month.

11/15/93: Miss Linsie Hirsch is teaching school in Linden.  [Also]: Miss Wallie Hirsch, daughter of Dr. Hirsch, is so low with consumption of the stomach, that she is not expected to live over a day or two.

11/22/93: Dr. Hirsch at present has nine or ten patients from outside towns (Madelia, St. Peter, Tracy and other places) for medical treatment.  [Also]: Miss Wallie Hirsch, whose dangerous illness was reported last week, died Thursday morning after a siege of many month’s duration.  During all this time her fortitude was remarkable for one so frail, and her kind and gentle disposition was manifest throughout.  Miss Wallie was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Hirsch and was a young lady of twenty-two years, having been born in Wisconsin on the 2nd of July, 1871.  Her nature and habits were such that she quickly acquired friends and always retained them.  Her life was devoted to making herself acceptable in the eyes of her acquaintances and to spreading good will and friendship with an admirable example.  To say this of a lady, young in years, is a tribute to be hoped for by all.  [Also]: A Card of Thanks.  We hereby desire to tender our most earnest and heartfelt thanks to the many who so kindly showed us sympathy or rendered assistance during our sad bereavement.  Dr. and Mrs. Hirsch.

11/29/93: Miss Hanson, the lady who was so dangerously ill at the home of A.J. Otterholm, has been improving lately under the care of Dr. Hirsch and will permanently recover.

12/27/93: Mrs. Thorson, who has been receiving medical treatment from Dr. Hirsch of this city for some months past, has so far recovered that last week she was able to return to her home in Madelia.

1/24/94: Christiana Anderson, daughter of A.M. Anderson of Lake Hanska, died last Sunday.  She had suffered from a complication of scrofula and lung disease, and had been in New Ulm twice under the treatment of Dr. Hirsch.  Each time she left for home in a favorable condition, but a relapse followed each time and on the latter occasion with fatal effects.  She was a young lady of seventeen years.

2/14/94: Mrs. M. Jenson of Brighton is in the city receiving medical treatment from Dr. Hirsch.

4/4/94: Mr. Graufworth of Wisconsin has been spending a few days with Dr. Hirsch.

4/25/94:  The Misses Hirsch spent the week with friends in Mankato.

4/25:  A chess club has been organized in this city with the following officers: Pres., Dr. Hirsch; vice-president, Prof. Bork; Secretary, J. Schaller; treasurer, H. Beussmann.  Meetings are held every Monday and Thursday evening and all chess players are cordially invited to join.

5/9/94:  Miss Alpha Hirsch and Mrs. S.A. McElhinny will conduct a night school in one of the rooms of the Union School Building, the instruction to commence at once.

5/9: The pupils of Miss A.C. Hirsch will give a free piano recital at the Con. church on Sat. eve. May 12th 8 o'clock.  All who are interested are invited to be present.

5/16/94: The piano recital by the pupils of Miss Hirsch at the Congregational church on Thursday evening was quite largely attended and was well worthy of the patronage it received.  The pupils showed marked advancement under Miss Hirsch's instruction.

5/23/94:  The free night school at the Union Building is under the direction of the Misses Hirsch, Klossner and Tillie Schuetz.

8/29/94: Pupils of Miss A.C. Hirsch's class in music, wishing to resume lessons, are requested to make arrangements for hours this week if possible as the regular year's work will begin Sept. 1st.  New applications will also be received at this time, and more satisfactory hours given than later.  The next public recital will occur in January, when it is hoped that a very good programme can be given, and that all possible progress be made before then.

11/14/94: Miss Stella Walles, who has been the guest of the Misses Hirsch during the summer, will return to Minneapolis today.

11/28/94: Dr. Hirsch went to St. Peter yesterday on professional business.  Jos. A. Eckstein and C.A. Hagberg were also there attending court.

12/19/94: Mrs. Dr. Hirsch is in Minneapolis this week, visiting friends.

12/26/94: Dr. Hirsch spent a couple of days of last week at Winthrop on professional business.

1/2/95: Measles have invaded the home of C.W.H. Heideman and Dr. Hirsch.

1/9/95: The pupils of Miss Alpha Hirsch will give a public recital on the 18th of this month at the Congregational church.  [Also]: The marriage of F[rans] H[ilding] Krook to Miss Linsie [Caroline] Hirsch is announced to occur at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Hirsch on the 15th.  [Also: C.J.B. Hirsch’s personal property taxes are listed as $10.24.]

1/16/95: Miss Hirsch's musical recital will be given on the 25th instead of on the 18th as has been reported.  It will be given at the Congregational church.  [Also]: Last evening at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Hirsch a large number of friends witnessed the marriage of Miss Linsie Hirsch to Mr. F. Hilding Krook.  The wedding was a brilliant affair, the residence being beautifully adorned with flowers and the ceremonies being performed in a manner that could not fail to please.  Shortly after, a fine lunch was served and the guests passed the evening with the happy young couple in unalloyed joy and cheer.  Of the contracting parties the Review wishes to say a few words and at the same time add its mite of congratulation to the great number already received.  The young bride is the popular daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hirsch and is an accomplished and estimable young lady in every respect.  Many of our people know her and only speak well of her attainments and disposition.  The groom is the well-known assistant in the Brown County bank, a position which he has held long and with credit.  Strict in his habits, accommodating in his business duties and gentlemanly in his manners, all have learned to respect him.  For such a couple, young in years and happy in their union, we can wish only for the best.  [Also]: Miss Struck of Minneapolis attended the Hirsch-Krook wedding last evening.

1/23/95: The program for Miss Hirsch's recital at the Congregational church on the evening of the 25th appears in another column. [Also: the following is the program as it appears on page 8 of the 1/23 edition]:

The Hirsch Recital

The program for the recital by Miss Hirsch's pupils next Friday evening is as follows:

1. Duet.   The King's Huzzar,   March Heroique.

Paulina Schuetz and Ida Hellman

2. Solo   Sonatine   Kuhlan. 

3. Vocal Trio   Echo   Engels,

Misses Peterson, Schuetz & Koch.

4. Solo   Polonaise   Lichner,

Miss Hilda Koch

5. Duet   The Home Guards March.

Misses Peterson and Camilla Hirsch.

6. Solo   Morning Prayer   Streabbog.

7. Solo   "Hussah"   Bohm.

Miss Meta Koch.

8. Duet   Little Melody   Diabelli.

Misses Beussman and Schuetz. 

9. Duet   Polonaise   Kaun.

10. Organ Solo,   Birthday March,   Ferber

Fred Campbell.

11. Chorus,   The Frogs' Singing School.

By the Class.

12. Solo,   Musical Box   Bohm.

Robert Hirsch.

13. Solo.   Polonaise.   Ferber.

Addie Olson.

14. Duet.   Operatic Melody.   Schubert.

Misses Scherer and Koch. 


1/30/95: Mrs. J.H. Hanson of Norseland is in the city receiving medical treatment from Dr. Hirsch.  [Also]: The piano recital given by Miss Alpha Hirsch at the Congregational Church Friday evening was accorded a liberal attendance and in return gave those present an enjoyable treat.  The various selections showed remarkable proficiency on the part of the pupils and reflected much credit upon the instructor.

2/13/95: Miss Estella Hirsch is attending the Normal School at Mankato.  [Also]: A little investigation has disclosed the fact that right here in our own city there are many cases of extreme want and need, caused in part by the hard times and in many instances by the inability to work as the result of sickness.  There are some of these cases that would appeal to the sympathy of anyone, and yet our citizens, generally speaking, appear to be unaware of their existence.  With one family, for instance, it has been found that the fare for weeks has been confined to salt and potatoes, while with another, the husband and father being weak-minded, the mother and children have absolutely no support whatever.  Such distress needs looking after and as loyal citizens we should determine to do all that can be done in our own community before reaching out in other directions.  There is one society at least that has been actuated by this motive and that is the Y.P.S. of C.E. [Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor] working through the Reaching Out Committee of which Miss Alpha Hirsch is chairman.  This committee is trying to raise a sum of money by subscription with which to relieve the most urgent need, and anyone wishing to contribute can do so by applying to Miss Hirsch.  There are undoubtedly many, who, when aware of the distress, will be glad to lend a helping hand.

2/27/95: Geo. Gieseke Jr. of Courtland had the forefinger of his left hand badly cut by a buzz saw last Thursday.  Dr. Hirsch attended to the wound, and the young man will not lose his finger.

3/27/95: Miss Alpha Hirsch is now arranging for another musical.  Her pupils are rehearsing for the presentation of a cantata, entitled, "Laila."

4/3/95: A number of our young people, under the direction of Miss Alpha Hirsch, are preparing to give the pleasing cantata "Laila" in the near future.  It is a pretty little story, told under the spell of enchanting music and fairy splendor.  About forty will participate.  [Also]: The date for the production of the cantata, "Laila," has been fixed for April 11 at Turner Hall.  [The news item continues with a detailed description of the plot].

4/17/95: Laila was presented at Turner Hall Thursday evening to a very fair audience and listened to with a good deal of pleasure and interest.  Mrs. Tupper appeared as Laila and at times sang with genuine sweetness.  Mrs. Critchett was the Fairy Queen and gathered around her were eight or ten little girls in pretty green costumes as fairies.  About twenty others participated, and the choruses, considering that the singers were all young and amatuers [sic], is to be commended.  Miss Hirsch of course directed the affair and accompanied the singing with excellent piano music.  [Also]: Estella Hirsch came home from Mankato Thursday to witness the cantata, "Laila." [Also]: [an ad noted that Alpha Hirsch would play a piano solo that evening--Wednesday, April 17--for the Anniversary Concert of the New Ulm Maennerchor in Turner Hall].

5/8/95: Dr Fritsche, assisted by Drs. Strickler and Hirsch, performed an operation on Fr. Regelin’s little boy Monday afternoon.  The operation consisted in putting a tube into the windpipe in order to cure a case of diphtheria.  Today the boy is feeling quite well.

5/22/95: Miss Alpha Hirsch will give a piano recital at Turner Hall on the evening of the 30th [of May], 1895].

6/12/95: Miss Estella Hirsch has returned from Mankato.

6/19/95: Dr. Hirsch went to St. Peter Monday to see his patients, six of whom he now has in that city.  He was accompanied by his wife.  [Also]: Andrew Harris from St. Peter is receiving medical treatment from Dr. Hirsch. [Also]: The following members of the Y.P.S. of C.E. represented the local society at the district convention in Lake Crystal last week: Rev. Campbell and A.H. Lienhard and the Misses Newton and Hirsch.  Altogether about two hundred delegates were present. [Alpha and Mr. Lienhard would marry about a year later].

6/26/95: The Y.P.S. of C.E. elected the following new officers Friday afternoon: President, Mrs. McElhinny; vice-president, Frank Webber; secretary, H. McLelland; treasurer, Miss Camilla Hirsch.

7/24/95: Dr. Hirsch was made county physician for this district at a salary of $300, Dr. Wellcome for the Sleepy Eye District, and Dr. Sullivan for the Springfield district.

7/31/95: Dr. Hirsch was in St. Paul Saturday.  [Also]: Miss Alpha Hirsch will go to St. James tomorrow to assist in a musical entertainment.  Her sister Stella will accompany her.

8/7/95: At the county hospital last Wednesday an operation was performed on a lady from Redwood county, Mrs. Trost, for the removal of an ovarian tumor, that weighed over forty-six pounds.  Drs. Strickler, Fritsche, Hirsch and Rothenburg performed the operation. [Also]: Dr. Hirsch enjoyed a visit the forepart of the week from his nephew, Mr. Thrane of New York, who at the present time is manager for the Ellen Beach Yaw Concert Co., of which Max Dick is a member. [Max Dick was a violin virtuoso from St. Peter, MN.]

8/14/95: Dr. Hirsch was called to Gibbon Saturday to see Otto Pless, who was dangerously ill.  He reports some improvement.

9/4/95: [The paper gives the population of Franklin, MN, where the Cormontans live, as 333].  [Also, under "Among Teachers and Students."]: Miss Estella Hirsch will have charge of the Goshen district.

10/16/95: [The physicians of the county met to create a new organization, probably the Brown County Medical Society.  Dr. Hirsch was elected secretary.]

10/30/95: Miss Estella Hirsch is teaching school in Butternut Valley this year.

12/4/95: Drs. Weiser, Fritsche, Strickler and Hirsch went to Mankato yesterday to attend the meeting of the Minnesota Valley Medical Association.

12/11/95: Dr. Hirsch has been elected third vice-president of the Minnesota Valley Medical Association.

1/8/96: Dr. Hirsch entertained a party of gentleman friends at whist last Tuesday evening. [Also: Alpha Hirsch was elected to the executive committee of the Congregational Church Society.  Future husband A. H. Lienhard was elected clerk.]

1/29/96:  Mrs. Struck and daughter of Minneapolis are being entertained at the home of Dr. Hirsch this week.

2/5/96: The Current News Club gives an entertainment at Turner Hall on the evening of the 8th, the proceeds to be appropriated for charitable purposes.  [In the printed program that followed Miss Hirsch was noted as playing a violin/piano duet by Beethoven with Wm. Pfaender, as well as a second duet with the same violinist by an unnamed composer.  Hirsch also played a piano duet by Mendelssohn with Paulina Schuetz.]

2/26/96: Chas. Heymann of Lafayette was taken suddenly ill with pleurisy while in this city last week.  He is under the care of Dr. Hirsch at Hotel Wien.  [Also]: A Children’s Aid Society, the purpose of which is to provide homes for orphan children, to supervise the care of adopted children, to report cases of destitution and to aid in supplying the wants of the needy little ones, was started here last week through the efforts of Mrs. Russell of Minneapolis. [Mrs. Hirsch served as one of the directors.]

4/8/96: Architect [Carl F.] Struck of Minneapolis spent Sunday with the family of Dr. Hirsch.

4/15/96: Ezra Bennett of Sibley county is sick at the Hospital in this city.  He is under the care of Dr. Hirsch.

5/6/96: Architect Struck of Minneapolis has prepared plans for a handsome new residence for Dr. Hirsch, to be built next fall.  [Also]: Miss Dora Espenson, a young and estimable lady, [died the previous Monday] at St. Alexander’s Hospital, whither she had been removed a few days ago for the purposes of an operation.  The latter was performed on Friday by Drs. Hirsch, Fritsche and Strickler, but it was all to no avail.  The young lady had been a sufferer from tuberculosis and her case had long been considered a hopeless one.  Her mother and sisters reside in this city and to them the sympathy of the community will be extended in their bereavement.

5/13/96: At the meeting of the Minnesota Valley Medical Society in Mankato this week, Drs. Hirsch of this city and Wellcome of Sleepy Eye will read important papers.  Dr. Strickler is president of the association and Dr. Hirsch one of the vice-presidents.

5/20/96: “Leading New Ulm Republicans Say Whom They Want for Governor"—Hirsch: Van Sant would make a good governor and so would Eustis; but what I would like is a man whom I know to be entirely outside of the ring.  [Also]: A postmortem examination on the remains of A.H. Schleuder was performed on Sunday by Drs. Rothenburg, Weiser, Strickler, Fritsche and Hirsch. [Also]: The Ellen Beach Yaw Concert Co. will be in Mankato on the 30th of May and will be attended by several New Ulm parties.  The Company includes Max Dick, and the manager, Victor Thrane, is a near relative of the Krook family of this city.

6/3/96: The Medical Society met at Dr. Hirsch’s office yesterday afternoon.  [Also]: Mrs. Tina Thieling, a wandering woman, was found on the Hoffman place west of town Saturday morning and from the story which she told it was concluded to be best to turn her over to the authorities.  She was kept, accordingly, at the jail until Monday, when she was taken before Judge Laudenschlager and examined as to her sanity by Drs. Weiser and Hirsch.  It was a pitiable story that she told.  Her home, she said, was in Chippewa County, near Montevideo.  She had lived there since 1892 and had been sickly nearly all the while.  Her husband abused her cruelly and misrepresented her before the public.  In desperation, therefore, she had stolen away from him and made her way to Minneapolis.  She imagined all the while that one of the commissioners of Chippewa county, Mr. Barber, was following her at the instance [sic] of her husband, and after going from Minneapolis to St. Paul she started out again, she knew not where, but landed at New Ulm Friday evening.  She was sure Barber tracked her to this place, although no one is known to have seen him.  Striking a team going into the country, she asked for a ride and went as far as Hoffmann’s.  There she was found Saturday morning, sleeping in the barn.  The physicians concluded from the examination that hers was a case of despondency as the result of long abuse and that her hallucinations relative to someone following her were the result of continued nervousness and fear.  She was also ailing physically and they concluded that St. Peter would be the proper place for her inasmuch as she protested strongly against going back to her home.  Jos. A. Eckstein appeared for the county attorney and protested against sending a woman to the insane asylum whose only need seemed to be medical treatment and rest.  He therefore asked for a stay of proceedings in order to inquire into her history and relationship in Chippewa county.  Nothing could be done, however, and she was committed and taken to St. Peter Monday afternoon.

6/24/96: Henry Cordes Jr. was examined by Drs. Hirsch and Strickler before Judge Laudenschlager yesterday morning and committed to the asylum at St. Peter.  Martin Dommer of West Newton was also committed last week.

7/15/96: Dr. Hirsch has given the contract for building his new house to Geo. Brown of Minneapolis.

7/22/96: Dr. Hirsch and wife went to Minnetonka Monday to spend about a week. [Also]: A branch of the Northwestern Legion of Honor, a society with social and insurance features combined, was partially organized last Friday evening.  Dr. Hirsch was chosen as Past Commander, A.H. Lienhard [soon to be Dr. Hirsch's son-in-law] as Commander, C.A. Zelle as Secretary and August Koehler as Collector.  Another meeting will be held this evening to complete the organization.  Deputy Grand Commander Van Dozen of Minneapolis will be present.

8/5/96: News was received here yesterday that Mr. A. [Adam] H. [Hugo] Lienhard and Miss Alpha C. Hirsch had been happily united in marriage at Minneapolis Monday afternoon.  The Review hastens to tender it congratulations and wishes the pair a life devoid of anything but happiness and cheer.  The groom is one of our enterprising young men and the bride the accomplished daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Hirsch.  They are both deserving young people and popular among their associates.

8/12/96: Mrs. Alpha Hirsch Lienhard will resume her class in music next week.  She would like to meet her pupils next Saturday afternoon, August 15th, for the  purpose of arranging their respective hours for taking lessons.

8/26/96: A daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. [Linsie Hirsch] Hilding Krook on Sunday.  The Review offers to the happy parents its hearty congratulations.  

9/16/96: Miss Camilla Hirsch has gone to Milwaukee to attend a Ladies' Seminary.

9/2/96: Alwin & Sandau have secured the contract for plastering the new residence of Dr. Hirsch.  They will use a new hard wall plaster, known as the Zenith.

9/30/96: Mr. Carter of Detroit, Michigan, was here last week and supplied the residences of Drs. Strickler and Hirsch with apparatus for gasoline gas lighting.

10/28/96: The Brown County Medical Society has elected the following new officers: President, Dr. Hirsch; vice-president, Dr. Sullivan; secretary, Dr. Wellcome Jr.; treasurer, Dr. Weiser.

12/23/96: Drs. Weiser, Strickler, Schoch, Fischer and Hirsch performed an operation at the hospital last week on Mrs. Sauer, an aged lady who has been suffering from an ovarian tumor.

[The Medical Standard, Volume 19, 1897, reported on page 292 that "The Scandinavian physicians (of Minnesota) have formed an organization."  Dr. Charles [sic] Hirsch of New Ulm was named President.]

1/6/97: [The paper reported that Dr. Hirsch had built a new residence at a cost of $3,800.]

1/20/97: Miss Camille Hirsch is home from Milwaukee, having concluded her studies there.

2/3/97: Dr. Hirsch made a business trip to Franklin Monday.

2/10/97: Mrs. Dr. Hirsch is entertaining Mrs. C.F. Struck of Excelsior.  [Mrs. C.F. Struck is Vasillia Thrane Struck, daughter of Norwegian union leader Marcus M. Thrane.  Vasillia Struck and Camilla Hirsch were sisters.]

2/17/97:  A.H. Lienhard and wife [Alpha Hirsch] visited in Minneapolis during the week.

2/24/97: Architect Struck of Minneapolis was the guest over Sunday of Dr. Hirsch.  [Also]: Mrs. Dr. Hirsch entertained a large party of lady friends Saturday afternoon.

3/3/97: Mrs. Struck of Minneapolis, who is the guest of Mrs. Hirsch, has been sick for several days.  [Also:  Mrs. Hirsch was reported as being on the "sick-list" with several other people].

3/17/97: Dan O’Niel came down from Fairfax yesterday to undergo medical treatment at the hands of Dr. Hirsch.  O’Niel is suffering from paralysis and has already lost the use of one arm. [Also]: Architect Struck of Minneapolis visited with his friend, Dr. Hirsch, yesterday.

3/31/97: Mrs. Wm. Stark of Bashaw, who has been under the treatment of Dr. Hirsch in this city for the past three weeks, will return to her home today.  [Also]: Drs. Hirsch and Fritsche performed an operation last week on Miss Lena Rasmussen of Fairfax.  [Also]: Miss Stella Hirsch will attend the Pillsbury Academy at Owatonna.

4/7/97: Dr. Hirsch visited Fairfax and Franklin on professional business yesterday.

4/14/97: Aug. Hellman is dangerously ill.  On Friday Drs. Hirsch, Weiser and Fritsche operated on him for strangulated hernia.  [Also]: Drs. Fritshce, Strickler and Hirsch operated on Mrs. Sauer Monday for appendicitis.

4/21/97: The Young People’s Society of Christian Endeavor will give a social at the home of Mrs. Dr. Hirsch next Friday evening.

4/28/97: [Dr. Hirsch is one of a number of doctors from different parts of the state who were gathered in New Ulm for the purpose of conducting experiments with the Roentgen ray.]  Dr. Danforth Cole, who has undoubtedly done more original work with the x-ray than any man in Minnesota, brought a transformer with him and superintended all of the experiments.  They were all successful, as the photographs show, and not the least valuable was a shadow-graph of Dr. Fritsche’s heart obtained after an exposure of over twenty-three minutes.  [Also: A. H. and Alpha Lienhard were elected to the committee on ways and means for the New Ulm branch of the Children's Home Society of Minnesota.]

 6/9/97: Miss Stella Hirsch will return from her studies at Owatonna next week.

7/7/97: It is estimated that nearly a thousand people visited Doty's summer resort near Courtland Saturday.  Among those who attended from here were Mesdames Lind, Hirsch, Lienhard and Olsen.

7/14: [In an article regarding county taxes on personal property, it is estimated that there are pianos in over 100 homes in New Ulm].

7/21: [A.H. Lienhard was a candidate for the school board of New Ulm, but was not elected].

8/25/97: Dr. Hirsch was called to Franklin on professional business yesterday.

11/3/1897: A reception was tendered to Rev. and Mrs. H. W. Johnson at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Hirsch by the members of the Congregational church and their friends last evening.  [Also:  Among the students who attended a Christian Endeavor convention in St. Peter the previous Saturday were Trudie, Robbie, Camilla, and Florence Hirsch.]

11/24: Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Lienhard rejoice over the arrival of a son at their home on Friday.

12/1/97: Dr. Hirsch will go to St. Paul this week to assist in formulating new insurance regulations for the Northwestern Legion of Honor.

1/12/1898: [Stella Hirsch was named to the Music Committee for the First Presbyterian Church].

1/19/98: Mrs. Conrad Schweppe of Sigel is quite low with pneumonia.  Dr. Hirsch is the attending physician.

2/23/98: A son of Dr. Hirsch will clerk in the new drugstore of Eugene Pfefferle.

3/16/98: [As a member of the Commercial Union, A.H. Lienhard was named to a committee to address the issue of what to do with people whom the paper labeled "tramps."  The paper described the issue as "How to take the burden out of the hands of individuals and give food to those only who were willing to work, how to combine severity and economy with humanity . . ."] 

4/13/98: [The committee charged with finding solutions to the "tramp problem" presented a detailed plan to the Commercial Union, who approved it unanimously.  The text of the plan started out "The city council shall provide suitable signs on all the principal roads leading into the city, notifying tramps that they cannot receive food or anything else in this city except for money or work."]

5/4/98: Dr. Hirsch has been spending the past few days with St. Paul friends.

5/18/98: Mrs. Esther Glemmestad of North Star was examined by Drs. Strickler and Hirsch before Judge Laudenschlager last week and committed to the asylum at St. Peter.  About twelve years ago Mrs. Glemmestad was an inmate of the Rochester institution.

5/25/98: [Robert Hirsch is noted as one of the high school graduates from the "Latin course."]

6/1/98: [The programme [sic] for the high school commencement exercises scheduled for June 16 lists Robert Hirsch scheduled to speak on the topic "A Social Problem."  Writing on the commencement in the June 22 edition, the paper reported that Robert's oration "showed considerable individual thought on the part of the young graduate and was well received."]

6/15/98: Mrs. Dr. Hirsch and daughter, Mrs. F.H. Krook, have been spending several days at Excelsior with the family of Architect Struck. 

7/13/98: The marriage of Miss Estella Hirsch and Willard G. Little is announced to occur at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Hirsch on next Tuesday, the 19th.

7/20/98: The marriage of Willard Little to Miss Estella Hirsch occurred at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Hirsch last evening, Rev. Morrison of Marshall, a special friend of the groom, performing the pleasant ceremony.  A large number of guests were present, the floral decorations were profuse and beautiful, and the ceremony itself of a simple, but charming character.  Mrs. A.H. Lienhard [Alpha Hirsch Lienhard] played the wedding march.  Of the contracting parties the Review need say but little.  Both are well known, both are universally respected.  The bride is the young and accomplished daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Hirsch.  She has a host of friends and all will wish the utmost cheer that wedded life affords.  The groom's residence in New Ulm has been short, but it has been of that character which invariable [sic] wins esteem.  We congratulate them upon their happy union and trust it may ever remain unclouded.  [Also]: The following came down from Marshall yesterday to attend the marriage of W.G. Little and Miss Estella Hirsch: Mrs. Little, Walter Little, Rev. and Mrs. Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence, Mrs. Arveson, Misses Sprague and Parker, Mr. McKennean and R.A. Chittenden.  [Also]: Mr. and Mrs. Willard Little, the newly married couple, leave today for a month's visit in the west.  Omaha will be among the points visited.

7/20:  [The following was reported as business of the Brown County Commisioners]: Sealed bids for the county physicianships were then opened and found to be as follows: For the first district: L.A. Fritsche, $594; J.B. Hirsch, $598; O.C. Strickler, $472.  Dr. Strickler's bid being the lowest, it was accepted.

7/27/98: Mr. and Mrs. Little are now on their way to the Pacific coast.  They will spend at least a month in traveling before returning to New Ulm.  [Also]: Among the guests at the Little-Hirsch wedding was Miss Dibble of Marshall.  Miss Dibble is one of the two young ladies selected by a committee to represent the state at Omaha as types of Minnesota beauty.

8/17/98: Willard Little and bride arrived in Marshall from their western wedding trip last Saturday.  They are expected to reach New Ulm today.

9/7/98: While the balloon was being prepared for the ascension at the Fair grounds on Saturday the large scantling, which held it to the ground, was suddenly snapped in two and hurled against the surrounding crowd.  One little boy, a son of Dr. Hirsch, was struck on the back of his head by the heavy timber and badly cut.

9/21/98: Rev. Johnson and wife and Miss Camille Hirsch will attend the annual conference of the Congregationalists of the state at Owatonna this week.

10/12/98: The following from New Ulm have entered the Winona Normal: Robert Hirsch, Peter Kitzberger and Miss Johanna Weddendorf.

10/19/98: Mesdames Little and Krook and Miss Camilla Hirsch visited the Mankato street fair the forepart of the week.  [Also]: Dr. Hirsch has made arrangements to pay weekly professional visits to St. Peter.  He will be there every Wednesday hereafter.  

11/2/98: [Lienhard Brothers announces that they are discontinuing their business in New Ulm and are selling out their entire stock]. 

11/23/98: Dr. Hirsch has discontinued his weekly visits to St. Peter.  [Also]: The Christian Endeavor Society will hold a "book social" at the home of Dr. Hirsch this evening at eight o'clock.  It is the desire that those who attend should wear something indicating the title of a book.  A collection will be taken.

11/30/98: Miss Taylor, who has been the guest of Mrs. [Alpha] Lienhard for several weeks, left for St. Paul Friday to remain a few days before returning to her home in New York.

1/11/99: [F.H. Krook leaves the Brown County Bank to become Assistant Cashier of the Citizens' Bank].

1/18/99: [A resolution was introduced by A.H. Lienhard to the Commercial Union at the request of the Mankato, MN board of trade asking that their congressman work to secure passage of a bill declaring the Minnesota River north of Le Sueur, MN unnavigable].  [Also]: A.H. Lienhard was in Winona the beginning of last week.  [Also]: W.G. Little and wife [traveled] to the Twin Cities last Sunday.

1/25/99: [The paper notes Probate Court Expenses owed to Dr. Hirsch for examination and commitments of the insane.]  [Also]: F.H. Krook commenced his duties as assistant cashier in the Citizens bank last Friday.  [Also]: A.H. Lienhard has just recovered from an attack of the grippe.

2/22/99: Miss Lilly Struck of Minneapolis has been visiting with the family of Dr. Hirsch since Friday.

3/8/99: Mr. and Mrs. Struck of Minneapolis will be the guests of Dr. and Mrs. Hirsch the latter part of the week.

3/22/99: Miss Lalla [probably Camilla] Hirsch gives a party tomorrow evening in honor of Miss Struck.

3/29/99: Lienhard Bros., having disposed of most of their stock of goods, will pack up the balance and store it for the present in the Kiesling Block before shipping it away. [Also]: A party given by Miss Lalla Hirsch last Thursday evening in honor of her guest, Miss Struck, was an enjoyable social affair and our young people are wishing that such pleasant occasions could come oftener. 

4/12/99: Geo. Siebert Jr., had the thumb of his right hand badly lacerated last Wednesday, while operating a circular saw.  Dr. Hirsch attended to the injury.  [Also] Two successful operations were performed by Drs. Weiser, Hirsch and Fritsche at the hospital last week.  [Also]: Miss Lillie Struck of Excelsior, who was visiting with the family of Dr. Hirsch for several weeks leaves today for her home.  [Also]: A.H. Lienhard has accepted a position as traveling agent with R.H. Woodward and Co., a publishing firm of Baltimore, MD. and will enter upon his duties next week.  His family will take up their abode with Dr. Hirsch, Mr. Lienhard’s father-in-law, until definite arrangements will be made as to the future residence.

5/3/99: Miss Flora Peterson was successfully operated on for appendicitis in the hospital Monday by Drs. Strickler, Hirsch, and Fritsche.

5/10/99: A.H. Lienhard has left for Chicago on business last Monday.  It is not decided how long he will remain abroad.

6/7/99: [Mrs. W.G. Little was elected Vice-President of the Women's Literary Club.  She was also part of a group that attended the district meeting of the Federation of Women's Clubs held in Sleepy Eye].

6/14/99: Dr. Hirsch has left New Ulm on last Tuesday and took charge of a sanitarium at Willmar, Minn.  His family remains here for the time being. [Also]: [Trudie F. Hirsch was one of the Latin Course high school graduates].

Willmar Tribune, 6/7/99: There arrived in Willmar, last Saturday, a large number of scientific electrical batteries, including the wonderful X-Ray machine that has startled the world by its mysterious powers of penetration.  By its aid the operator can see through you as though you were of glass.  This apparatus is the property of Drs. Hirsch and Stanton, whose ad. appears on another page.  They are here to cure those suffering from chronic ailments. [Also]: Look for the advertisement of C.J.B. Hirsch, M.D., on another page.  [Also: A large ad appears on page 5 of the Willmar Tribune, including a portrait of Dr. Hirsch] NOW IN OUR CITY.  Two Gifted Specialists in the Treatment of Chronic Disease, who bring with them the most complete and costly Electrical Apparatus in the Northwest.  THE MOST HOPELESS CASES OF CHRONIC DISEASE SOLICITED.  No matter how long standing your trouble, consult these Physicians.  They can tell all about your troubles without asking a question, and tell in advance whether they can cure you or not.  Scores of Hopeless Cases Cured without Drugs or Medicines.  X-Ray Examinations in Obscure Cases.  C.J.B. HIRSCH, M.D., Assisted by DR. C.M. STANTON, Electric Specialist.  [Several testimonials follow.]

Willmar Tribune, 6/21/99: C.J.B. Hirsch, M.d., assisted by Dr. C.M. Stanton, electrical specialist, have made some wonderful cures.  No matter how long standing your sickness is, you should not fail to see them.  They can tell you whether they can cure you or not.  To people who are suffering from chronic diseases we would like to call the attention to their advertisement.  It might pay you to read it. [Also]: Have your read the ad. of the two gifted specialists that are in our village at present?  They bring with them complete and costly electrical apparatus for the treatment of chronic diseases of all kinds, using the X-ray in very obscure cases.  People who have sought medical aid for years without relief should not fail to see them.  It may mean a well body and a happy existence.  They have offices at the Commercial House.

Willmar Tribune, 7/19/99: [ad] If you are suffering from chronic disease consult with Drs. Hirsch and Stanton, the electrical specialists, who have offices at the Commercial Hotel, Willmar, Minnesota.  Hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Ad ran until 8/16/99.]

New Ulm Review, 6/20/1900: Mrs. Adam Linehardt, of Minneapolis, who has been visiting in this city for the past two weeks, returned to her home yesterday.  She was accompanied by Miss Florence Hirsch, who will visit in the cities for a few weeks. [It appears Alpha's parents and siblings had moved back to New Ulm from Willmar by this time.]

New Ulm Review, 8/1/1900: Trude [sic] Hirsch of Minneapolis is spending a week or two with his parents in this city.

New Ulm Review, 8/15/1900: Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Little expect to leave tomorrow for a week's visit with relatives and friends at Marshall.

New Ulm Review, 8/22/1900: Mr. and Mrs. Little, who have been spending the past week with relatives and friends at Marshall, are expected home today.

New Ulm Review, 8/22/1900: Dr. J.B.C. Hirsch will leave the latter part of this week for Worthington, this state, where he will locate for the practice of his profession.

New Ulm Review, 8/29/1900: A.H. Lienhardt, who has for the past year been residing in Minneapolis, will return to this city to reside, his family reaching here Monday evening.

The Worthington, MN Advance, 8/24/1900: [An article of several columns appears on page 8 of the paper.  The large type introduction reads]: NOW IN WORTHINGTON!  C.J.B. Hirsch, M.D., Assisted by Prof. C.M. Stanton, Electro-Therapist, Locate in Worthington for a Short Time.  They Bring with Them the Most Costly and Complete Array of Electro-Medical Apparatus in the Northwest.  They Solicit the Most Hopeless cases of Chronic Disease—No Matter of How Long Standing or How Many Have Failed, Try Them.  EIGHTY PER CENT OF CURES MADE WITHOUT MEDICINE OR OPERATION OF ANY DESCRIPTION.  [After copy similar to that run in Willmar and a number of testimonials, they included the following]: To the medical fraternity of Worthington, Hirsch & Stanton would say that they intend building up their business through successful treatment of chronic cases and ADVERTISING.  Any of the underhanded tactics employed by the average country physician against new competition and advanced and progressive methods of healing will be promptly and thoroughly answered through the columns of the Worthington newspapers.  We shall deal entirely with FACTS and shall not fear to print them.  The only way to destroy our competition is to prove one of our testimonials false, then we shall be compelled by law to quit business and serve a jail sentence.  [Also]: Worthington now has an elegant X-ray apparatus, the property of Drs. Hirsch and Stanton.  With this apparatus it is not only possible to see through the human body, but through metals of all kinds and 20 inches of solid oak.  Since the discovery that the Crookes tube can be illuminated by static electricity instead of the galvanic current, it is as safe as sunlight.

Worthington Advance, 8/31/1900:  Beginning Monday, September 3 Drs. Hirsch & Stanton will exhibit, free the wonderful penetrating power of their giant x-ray apparatus to interested callers, everyday for one week between 3 and 4 o'clock p.m.  Ladies specially invited.  Offices Singer Bldg. opp. Hotel Worthington.  [Also]: [Large ad on page 8.  It notes the doctors have six offices and a treating room in the Singer Building opposite Hotel Worthington and that their hours are 9-5 every day except Sunday.  The ad also includes testimonials.]

Worthington Advance, 9 14/1900 and 9/21/1900: [large ad.]   [Also on 9/21]: All persons suffering from chronic disease should consult with Drs. Hirsch and Stanton, the electro-medical specialists in chronic diseases.  They are located in Worthington, with several offices and treating rooms in the Sanger block, opposite Hotel Worthington.  They cure epilepsy, palsy, paralysis, rheumatism, St. Vitus' dance and all nervous disorders; diseases of the stomach, lungs, heart, kidneys, bowels, brain, eyes, ear, throat and nose; all female diseases.  If you are in trouble see them at once.  X-ray examinations.  Eighty per cent of cures made without drugs or medicine. Hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  P.O. box 655.

Worthington Advance, 10/5/1900: Mrs. P. Thompson went to the cities to have an operation performed on one of her thumbs.  Some time ago she injured it and it has never recovered.  The member was examined by Drs. Stanton & Hirsch with the X-ray machine and ascertained that the bone was afflicted.

Worthington Avance, 10/12/1900: Mrs. Howard, who has been very bad with consumption, is improving under the treatment of Drs. Hirsch & Stanton. [Also: an ad with the headline] These Specialists Are Successful.  [text]:  Since Drs. Hirsch & Stanton opened their electro-medical institute in Worthington, six weeks ago, they have been kept busy with the chronic sick of this vicinity.  All those patients who have been treating with them a sufficient length of time, speak in the most flattering terms of the results of their treatment.  The following testimonial, from the pen of one of our own citizens, is a fair sample of what they are doing for their patients:

Worthington, Minn., Oct. 8, 1900.  For three years I have been sick with consumption.  Have had much medical treatment and have taken great quantities of medicines said to be cures for consumption.  None of them availed me, however, and I was given up by friends and physicians and advised to change climate.  However, I began treatment with Drs. Hirsch & Stanton, and, under their electro-medical-ozone treatment, the night sweats have stopped, cough almost gone, temperature and pulse normal, my voice is restored, heart troubles abated and am steadily gaining in flesh and weight, and I can now climb stairs.  I am more than glad that I went to Drs. Hirsch & Stanton, and would advise all chronic sufferers to consult them.  I have lived in Bigelow township 13 years.  This testimonial was not solicited by the doctors.  Mrs. W.C. Howard.

Drs. Hirsch & Stanton solicit the worst cases of chronic disease.  They have one of the most perfect X-ray outfits manufactured, and the most complete and costly array of electro-therapeutic apparatus in the northwest.  Eighty per cent of their cures made without medicine.  They will not treat cases they cannot cure.  Offices in the Singer building, opposite Hotel Worthington, Worthington, Minn.  Hours from 9 a.m., to 4 p.m.  Post office box 655.  Correspondence promptly answered.  Reasonable accommodations for patients from a distance.

Worthington Advance, 10/19/1900: Wanted:--and wanted at once, a team of driving horses.  They must be sound, safe for a lady to drive and reasonable in price.  See Drs. Hirsch and Stanton, Worthington.  [Also]: Anyone in need of a good heating stove, that will burn hard or soft coal or wood, can get a brand new “Acme Oak” Parlor heater of Drs. Hirsch & Stanton, at a bargain.

Worthington Advance, 11/23/1900: Drs. Hirsch & Stanton, the electro physicians left Monday for New Ulm.  Whilst here they made many friends and had a good business.  They expect to return here another year.

New Ulm Review, 10/10/1900: At the last meeting of the Y.P.S.C.E., Edwin Juni and Miss Camilla Hirsch [were] elected as delegates to the annual convention of the Christian Endeavor to be held at Albert Lea October 18th to 21st.  [Also]: [Darwin Hirsch presented a composition as part of the Friday, Oct. 12 Literary Society program.]

New Ulm Review, 10/17/1900:  Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Little are the happy parents of a baby daughter who arrived Friday morning.

New Ulm Review, 11/14/1900: A.H. Lienhardt mad a business trip to the towns west on the C. & N.W. last week.  [Also]: The Women's Literary Club met with Mrs. Mowery yesterday.  The topic of the day was Michael Angelo [sic] and the discussion was led by Mrs. Webber and Mrs. Hirsch.

New Ulm Review, 12/5/1900:  The Woman's Literary Club will meet Tuesday evening of next week at the home of Mrs. W.G. Little, on Broadway.  The program comprises the following topics: Monastic Institutions at the beginning of the 16th Century, by Mrs. Little; Erasmus and the Humanists of the North, by Mrs. Boesch; Current History, by Mrs. Barager.

New Ulm Review, 12/26/1900: A few friends were very pleasantly entertained Friday evening at the studio of Miss Grace Newsalt by a private recital given by the members of her class in voice culture.  [Her students included F.H. Krook, who performed "Awake."]

New Ulm Review, 1/23/1901: [C.J.B. Hirsch's personal property taxes for the year 1900 were $8.76.]  [Also]: [At the semi-monthly meeting of the Women's Literary Club Mrs. Hirsch presented on Sir Thomas Moore and the Oxford Reformers.]

New Ulm Review, 1/30/1901: [The paper announced that Florence Hirsch would be singing a duet the following Sunday with Eva Klossner for the Christian Endeavor meeting at the Congregational Church.]

New Ulm Review, 2/13/1901: The musical people of the Evangelical Lutheran church will give an entertainment next Friday and Saturday evenings, Feb. 15th and 16th.  [Mrs. L.B. Krook (Linsie Hirsch Krook) sang a solo and her husband sang in a vocal quartette. [Also]: Mrs. A.H. Leonhardt [sic] (Alpha Hirsch Lienhard) returned to Minneapolis Wednesday after several months spent with relatives in this city.  [Also: Mrs. Little read a paper on the Influence of Women in Great Enterprises for the Woman's Literary Club.]

New Ulm Review, 4/3/1901: Miss Camilla Hirsch went to Minneapolis Saturday where she will make her home in the future.

New Ulm Review, 4/10/1901: The concert to be given by Miss Newsalt and her class at the opera house Friday evening promises to be one of the very best of its class ever given in this city.  [Both F.H. and Linsie Krook sang in the "Bridal Chorus."  F.H. sang several other times, including the solo "Forget-me-not" by Owen.]

New Ulm Review: 8/28/1901:  W.G. Little entertained his brother from Marshall the past week.

New Ulm Review, 9/25/1901: New Ulm furnished her quota of excursionists for the Saturday Northwestern trip to the cities.  Among those who went were Mr. and Mrs. Little and Hugh Reid.  The train was made up of two sections with nine coaches each and they were all well filled.

Minneapolis, MN Journal, 10/16/1901: [headline]: DR. HIRSCH IS DEAD. Late Resident of New Ulm Expires at Audibon. [text]: Dr. Hirsch, late of New Ulm, died here suddenly of heart failure this morning [Wednesday. October 16, 1901]. 

10/23/1901: The funeral of the late Dr. Hirsch took place on Saturday afternoon, the cortege going from the train to the cemetery direct.  The pall bearers were Drs. F.W. and L.A. Fritsche, Strickler, Schoch, Beachler and Reineke, all of this city.  At the cemetery the coffin was opened and the friends were allowed to view the remains.  The ceremony at the grave was conducted by the Rev. S.G. Updyke who preached a very touching and eloquent sermon.  Previous to his removal from this place Dr. Hirsch was a resident of New Ulm for twelve years and has many friends who hold his acquaintance in gracious memory.  Besides his wife nine children are left to mourn him.  They are: Mrs. A.H. [Alpha] Lienhard, Minneapolis; Mrs. W.G. [Estella] Little and Mrs. F.H. [Linsie] Krook, New Ulm; the Misses Camilla and Florence and Messrs. Fred, Robert, Darwin and Trudie, Audibon.

New Ulm Review, 12/4/1901: [headline] CHURCH FAIR PROGRAM.  The friends of the Congregational church will find useful household articles, dolls in evening or street costumes, and the well-beloved reversible ones, home-made cakes and confections, for sale in the parlors this week Saturday afternoon and evening.  Light refreshments will be served.  [Mr. Little sang in a quartette that performed in a program associated with the event.  They performed "The Night has a Thousand Eyes" by Nevin.]

1/8/1902: [W.G. Little is one of two men "put in charge of the music" at the annual meeting of the First Congregational Church in New Ulm]

2/5/1902: [Headline] "Womans Literary Club."  [The subject for the club meeting was Spain and Mrs. Little spoke on "its weak kings from 1558 to 1700 and its national decline."]

2/19/1902: Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Little left on Friday for Marshall where they will spend a week or so with relatives.

4/30/1902: Mrs. F.H. Krook [Linsie] and children returned on Saturday from a three-week's visit at Minneapolis. [Also]: Walter Little of Marshall drove to this city Friday last and spent a few days with his brother Willard.  He leaves his horse and buggy here to be cared for while he takes a trip throughout the coast states.  [Also]: [Mrs. Little was elected Vice President of the Woman's Literary Club].

5/7/1902: A.H. Lienhard of St. Paul was in the city over Sunday.

5/14/1902: [Headline]: "For the Parsonage."  The Christian Endeavor Society of the Congregational church has arranged a special program for an entertainment to be given Friday evening May 16,  the proceeds from which are to go into the parsonage fund.  A collection will be taken and the lowest amount expected to be put in will be twenty-five cents. [W.G. Little began the program with an organ prelude].

6/11/1902: Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Lienhard who have spent the past week with relatives in this city left for their home in Minneapolis Sunday.

6/18/1902: An eclesiastical [sic] conference of Congregational churches from the Anoka, Mankato and Western conferences is called to meet in Mankato Friday.  This church will be represented by the pastor and W.G. Little.

9/10/1902: On Friday, Sept. 5, at the home of Mrs. C.J.B. Hirsch in Minneapolis her daughter Camilla was married to W.L. Goodrich of Audubon, Minn.  Mr. Goodrich is a druggist in that city and a young man of high standing.  Mrs. Goodrich at one time was a resident of this city during the time of her father's life and many people will remember her through the memory of her father.  She is also a sister of Mrs. W.G. Little of this city.

10/15/1902: Mrs. C.J. Hirsch, mother of Mrs. Willard Little of this city arrived in the city last week to visit her daughter.

10/22/1902:  The recent ill health of Mrs. W.G. Little has necessitated a change of climate and last week she left for Minneapolis with her husband and on Saturday they both will leave for Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona where they will spend the winter.  Mr. Little's place in Bingham Bros. office will be filled by his brother from Marshall who will arrive this week.

11/12/1902:  [W.G. Little was named to Petit Jury duty].

12/31/1902: Walter Little came home [to Marshall, MN] from New Ulm for Christmas with his parents.  He is filling his brother Willard's position, the latter being in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife, where they went in October, leaving their eldest child with it grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Little, in Marshall.  Mrs. Willard Little was menaced with serious lung trouble, and a month ago but slight hope of her recovery was felt.  Many Marshall friends will be very glad to know that during the past month there have been brighter indications of improvement.--Marshall Messenger.

1/7/1903: [Headline] Death of Mrs. [Estella Hirsch] Little.  [Article]: Among the many sad things that have happened in this place there has not been one that was more so than the death of Mrs. W.G. Little which occurred at Phoenix, Arizona.  Five months ago a child was born to Mr. and Mrs. Little in this city and the mother took cold soon after and it settled on her lungs, rapidly taking the form of tuberculosis and it was thought that a change of climate would benefit her, but there was no material improvement in her condition and on the 2nd day of January her spirit returned to its maker and her husband and two children were left desolate.  [The child referenced in this paragraph, George Little, was born on August 5, 1902 and died on January 15, 1903, less than two weeks after his mother.]

Word was received here Friday morning that she had died and that the body would be brought here for burial and the funeral will be held from the Congregational church tomorrow, Rev. S.G. Updyke officiating.  [Both mother and child are buried in the family plot in the City Cemetery of New Ulm.] 

Mrs. Little was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C.J.B. Hirsch who for the past twelve years until recently have been residents of this city.  She was married to Mr. Little on the 29th day of July five years ago and was thirty years old at the time of her death.  A woman of a rare and sweet disposition, devout and conscientious in the discharge of all obligations and loved by all who knew her.  She made her home the center of happiness and the place of inspiration for her husband and was just in that time of life when hope and the desire to live for her family was the strongest and brightest, and the mystery of her untimely death is hidden in the wisdom of that providence in which she placed such implicit trust.

Her death has cast a shadow over the large circle of friends who were her companions in this city and especially those of the Congregational church, with which she affiliated, all of whom have for the bereaved husband the sincerest sympathy in this hour of his most poignant grief. [also]: [W.G. Little was named a Deacon at the Congregational Church.]

1/14/1903:  The funeral of Mrs. W.G. Little was held from the Congregational church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. S.G. Updyke.  The church was filled full of people from all parts of the city.  About the coffin were many floral tributes from friends of the deceased, covering two large tables.  The ceremony was very beautiful and touching and the remarks of the minister simple and very appropriate, complimenting the life of the dead woman for its consistent christian [sic] virtues.  The ceremony at the grave was short but impressive, only a few braving the wintry weather to be there.

1/21/1903: Misfortune has again visited Willard Little in the death of the infant son left by the mother who was buried only a few days ago.  The child was not strong from birth, and the prospects of its living were few.  It was less than six months of age.  In this double affliction the sympathy of the friends of Mr. Little in this city is again made manifest and all share with him in the distress, that has come over his life this early in his years.  The infant was buried Saturday from the home of Mr. and Mrs. [Linsie] Hilding Krook and was laid to rest in the city cemetery beside its mother.

1/28/03: For Sale.  Modern dwelling house, at a bargain.  Apply to F.H. Krook, city.  [It is quite possible that the house being sold belonged to the Little family.]

2/4/03: Willard G. Little has returned to the city and once more resumed his duties in the office of Bingham Bros.' grain house.  His brother who has filled his place while he was away will return to his home at Marshall, this week.

4/8/03: W.G. Little invoked the aid of painters and paper hangers last week to brighten up his room in the offices of Bingham Bros.  They succeeded admirably and Mr. Little now has one of the prettiest apartments in New Ulm.

4/15/03: W.G. Little went to Marshall Saturday evening to spend Sunday with his small daughter and other relatives.

4/29/03: In a letter to New Ulm relatives Mrs. Camilla Hirsch, formerly of this city, gives an interesting description of her experiences last Thursday at the time of the explosion of the plant of the Northwestern Star Oil company, when ten persons lost their lives.  The Hirsch dwelling is within three blocks of the oil works and when the castastrophe occurred their house shook and trembled from the force of the concussion.  Rushing out of doors, they beheld the thick smoke arising and were among the first to reach the scene of the horror, subsequently witnessing the awful fire and the removal of the bodies. [Also]: Mrs. F. H. Krook and daughters, Beata and Aimee, are visiting with relatives in Minneapolis.

5/6/03: A.H. Lienhard, formerly of this city but now of Minneapolis, has decided to return and will soon move his family here. [Also]: A.H. Lienhard came down from Minneapolis Sunday for a visit with relatives in the city.

5/20/03: [Both F.H. Krook and W.G. Little contributed to the fund to keep the library open.]

6/3/03: A.H. Lienhard of Minneapolis, was in the city Saturday.  He will soon move his family to New Ulm.

6/10/03: W. G. Little went west Monday to inspect elevators for Bingham Bros.  His destination was Volga, S.D.

7/8/03: W.G. Little visited from Friday until Monday with friends at Rochester and Eyota.

7/22/03: W.G. Little spent the Sabbath in Marshall. [Also] Mrs. F.H. Krook [Linsie] and Mrs. F.W. Johnson were among those who went to Minneapolis on the excursion Sunday.

7/29/03: Mrs. A.H. Lienhard [Alpha] and baby, Miss Daisy Schwartz and P.J. [Patroclus Jacob] Hirsch, all of Minneapolis, Sundayed at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Krook.

8/12/03: Thursday afternoon Mrs. F.H. Krook entertained a number of her lady friends at 5 o'clock tea. [Also]: W.G. Little journeyed to Lake Minnetonka Sunday, spending the day at the Leonhardt [probably Lienhard] cottage.

8/26/03: A.H. Lienhard and family arrived Saturday from St. Paul to make their future home in this city.  On Monday they moved into the Hornburg dwelling on Second South street.

12/23/03: [Front page headline]: DEATH OF "FORTY-NINER" J.H. Lienhard Passes Away at Nauvoo, Ill.  Was Present at First Discovery of Gold in Californina.  Staked Out Claim and in Three Years Amassed a Fortune. [Article]: A.H. Lienhard of this city, received a telegram Saturday morning apprising him of the death of his father, J.H. Lienhard, which occurred at the latter's home in Nauvoo, Ill.  Deceased was 83 years of age and had been in feeble health for the past five years.  Mr. Lienhard had lived a long and active life and his career was one of more than usual interest. [The article then went into detail about J.H. Lienhard going to California in 1846 and discovering gold in 1849.]  Mr. Lienhard resided in California until 1852, when he took the fortune he had amassed and returned to Switzerland, intending to settle down in the country of his birth.  He married there but later returned to America and settled in Madison, Wis. 

Forty-seven years ago he moved to Nauvoo, Ill., the town which is famous as the home of Brigham Young and the birthplace of the Mormon creed, and resided there until his death. 

Six children survive.  They are A.H. Lienhard of this city; J.H. Lienhard of Nauvoo, formerly a member of the firm of Lienhard Bros., of New Ulm; J.J. Lienhard, Slater, Mo.; J.P. Lienhard, Arcola, Wash.; Miss Bessie Lienhard, Chicago, and Miss Mary Lienhard, Nauvoo.

A. H. Lienhard left for Nauvoo Sunday to attend the funeral.

12/23/03: Lowell, the six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Lienhard, was operated upon at St. Alexander hospital Sunday morning by Drs. O.C. Strickler, G.B. Weiser and J.H. Vogel for abscess.  The child's trouble was caused by an attack of measles and he underwent a similar operation in Minneapolis about eights [sic] ago.  Friends of the family will be pleased to learn that he is doing nicely.

12/30/03: A.H. Lienhard returned Thursday from Nauvoo, Ill., having attended the funeral of his father, J.H. Lienhard, whose death was mentioned in the Review last week.

1/6/1904: W.G. Little was in Minneapolis Wednesday evening and went to the exposition building to hear Adaline Patti.  He says that in spite of her sixty-one years the famous diva's voice is still sweet and pure.

1/13/04: [Headline]: Church Officers Elected. [At the annual meeting of the Congregational Church W.G. Little was elected as an officer and named to the prudential committee.  Mrs. A.H. Lienhard [Alpha] was elected to the music committee.]

1/20/04: W.G. Little was a passenger for Marshall Saturday.  He spent Sunday with relatives in that city.

2/24/04: W.G. Little departed Saturday for Marshall, where he has since been visiting relatives.

3/2/04: Miss Florence Hirsch arrived Thursday evening from Minneapolis and is visiting with her sisters, Mesdames F. H. Krook and A.H. Lienhard.

3/9/04: Miss Lillian Elmore of La Crosse, Wis., came Saturday for a visit of a week with Mrs. F.H. Krook. [Also]: Mrs. C.M. Hirsch arrived here Friday evening from Minneapolis for a visit with her daughters, Mesdames F.H. Krook and A.H. Lienhard.

3/16/04: [On page 1, the newspaper reports that the doctors of Brown and Redwood Counties requested of the newspapers that they "omit any mention of their names when publishing accounts of surgical operations and similar cases."]  [Also]: Miss Lillian Elmore returned to her studies at Mankato Sunday after a visit of a week at the home of Mrs. F.H. Krook.

3/23/04: W.G. Little and Mrs. Camilla Hirsch were passengers for Marshall Saturday, to visit relatives.

5/4/04:  The Congregational church was crowded last night by people of this city to listen to the Olde Folkes Concerte.  [Mrs. F.H. Krook portrayed Tribulation Doolittle.]

6/1/04: W.G. Little was a Minneapolis visitor Saturday and Sunday. [Also]: Mrs. F.H. Krook returned home Sunday from a visit with friends in Mankato.

6/29/04: An ice cream social was given last evening on F.H. Krook's lawn by the members of the Christian Endeavor society. [Also]: Mrs. A.H. Lienhard and children left Thursday for Minneapolis and New Paynesville, where they will spend several weeks.

7/13/04: W.G. Little spent Sunday with friends in Minneapolis.

7/20/04: W.G. Little will leave about the first part of next month for the west and will visit points on the Pacific coast.  He expects by taking this trip to escape his usual siege of hay fever.

7/27/04: W.G. Little intends taking a vacation from his duties in Bingham Bros. office about August 15th and will visit several of the Puget Sound cities.

8/3/04: Miss Florence Hirsch is here from Minneapolis, visiting at the home of Mrs. G.B. Weiser.

8/10/04: W.G. Little goes to Marshall Saturday and will leave next week for Spokane, Wash., and other Pacific Coast points.  On his return he may go through the Yellowstone national park.

8/17/04: W.G. Little went to Marshall Saturday and is now on his way to the Pacific Coast, where he will spend the coming fortnight.

8/24/04: Mrs. F.H. Krook and family are visiting the Hirsch home in Minneapolis. [Also]: A.H. Lienhard and family returned home Thursday from their summer vacation.

8/31/04: F.H. Krook went to Minneapolis Saturday and spent Sunday with the Hirsch family.

9/21/04: Mrs. A.H. Lienhard is visiting in Minneapolis with Mrs. C. Hersch [sic--Hirsch].

9/28/04: [Headline]: INJURED IN COLLISION.  W.G. Little Slightly Hurt on Canadian Pacific. 

After passing through a railroad wreck in which he was slightly injured, on his way home, Willard G. Little arrived in New Ulm Monday from his six week's vacation spent in the northwestern part of the country and in Canada.

The accident occurred on the Canadian Pacific at Medicine Hat, Canada, early Monday morning of last week.  The east bound train on which he was riding was just pulling into the station and because of the steam and smoke from a switch engine in the yards the engineer failed to see a west bound train lying directly in front of him.  In the collision that followed the front part of the engines were badly damaged and the passengers received a shaking up.

Mr. Little was standing leaning over his berth at the time and when the shock came was thrown against the door, injuring his side.  The claim agent of the company offered to settle with him for $5, but he didn't know what might come of the hurt and declined to accept it.  His side is still very sore.

12/7/1904:  [Mrs. A.H. Lienhard (misspelled "Loenhardt") was named secretary of the Ladies' Missionary society of the Congregational Church.]

12/14/1904: Mr. W.G. Little made a business trip to Essig Thursday in the interests of Bingham Bros.

12/21/1904: W.G. Little was called to Minneapolis on business Saturday, remaining over Sunday. [Also]: Mrs. F.H. Krook returned Saturday from a three weeks' visit with her mother in Minneapolis.

12/28/1904: A.H. Lienhard came in from the road Thursday to spend the holidays with his family in New Ulm.

3/8/1905: Miss Florence Hirsch of Minneapolis, is in the city the guest of her sisters Mrs. Krook and Mrs. Lienhard.

3/22/1905: Lowell Lienhard, son of A.H. Lienhard was operated upon Friday for mastoid abscess at St. Alexander's hospital.

4/5/1905: Miss Addie Olsen entertained at whist in honor of Miss Florence Hirsch Thursday evening at her home on south Broadway.  Miss Antoinette Crone and Richard Higgs won the head prizes and Miss Lulu Doehne and Fred A. Alexander were awarded the booby prizes.

4/12/1905: Willard G. Little, who for the past six years has been in the office of Bingham Bros. in this city has resigned and will leave in a short time for Tacoma, Wash., where he will enter a large book store in that city as partner.  The firm will deal largely in photos and photo supplies.  This decision on the part of Mr. Little is quite sudden as the opportunity came to him only recently.  He is a victim of hay fever, which each year compels him to seek a change of climate and one reason of his desire to get to this western country is to avoid this annual trouble.  He will leave a large circle of friends in this city.

6/21/1905: (Headline)  PLAN PLEASANT PARTY FOR PARENT.  Reception For Mrs. Hirsch Friday Afternoon Very Enjoyable.  One of the most enjoyable afternoon entertainments that have been given this season was when Mesdames F.H. Krook and A.H. Lienhard as hostesses entertained a large number of their friends, Friday afternoon in honor of Mrs. C. Hirsch of Minneapolis, at the home of Mrs. F.H. Krook on South German street.

Preparations had been made to accommodate seventy guests on their lawn but owing to the disagreeable weather many were prevented from going and the hostesses were compelled to hastily arrange the large house for the occasion.  The rooms were prettily decorated with roses, and after the guests had assembled and participated in numerous games, such as guessing contests and cards, they were supplied with individual lunch baskets decorated in colors corresponding with the colors in which their table was decorated. 

This afforded any amount of amusements as the colors in many instances bore great similarity which confused the guests in seeking for their respective tables and at times unexpected partners.

8/2/1905: A.H. Lienhardt [sic] returned Thursday evening from the northern part of the state, where he has been for several weeks on business.

8/30/1905: Mrs. A.H. Lienhard entertained in honor of Mrs. G.W. Nicholson, at her home on Second South street yesterday afternoon.

9/13/1905: Mrs. F.H. Krook and children who have been visiting with her mother at Minneapolis the past week returned home Saturday. [also]: A.H. Leinhard [sic] returned from a trip to St. Joseph, Mich., where he was the guest of the people who manufacture the "Iron Clad" hose, one of the leading brands of hostiery [sic] on the market and for which he has the agency.  The factory is one of the largest in the world and has the reputation of being most satisfactory of this most unsatisfactory piece of wearing apparel.  It is probably harder to get good hosiery than it is to get any other piece of necessary furnishings and it is claimed for the Iron Clad that it has no equal.  Mr. Leinhard had a very pleasant trip and enjoyed the vacation. [also]: A.H. Lienhard has decided to built [sic] a residence for himself and let the contract for a cottage yesterday, to be erected on South State street near the Wenzel Eckstein residence.

5/9/1906: [headline]: YEAR'S BUSINESS GRATIFIES. Large Number of Stockholders Attend Meeting.  Six Hundred and Fifty-One Telephones Being Used.  [article]: Philip Liesch was elected to succed himself as president of the New Ulm Rural Telephone Company at the meeting held last Thursday and Alex Russell was made vice president.  F.H. Krook secretary [sic] and Otto Schell is treasurer, which is practically the same official body as the company has for the year passed. Mr. Krook, after being elected found that to attend the business would require too much of its [sic] time and resigned.  L.G. Vogel was elected to fill the vacancy and is now the acting secretary of the company.

5/23/1906:  Mrs. Hirsch, mother of Mrs. F.H. Krook is in the city, the guest of her daughter.  [Also] W.G. Little of Tacoma, Wash., at one time book keeper for Bingham Bros. in this city, was here over night last week visiting friends.  From here he went to Marshall where his relatives are and where his daughter has been staying.  He has a very good business on the coast and likes the country and people.

7/11/1906: [headline]: CALL ISSUED FOR CONVENTION.  Sunday Schools of District Will Meet Sunday.  [The article notes that A. H. Lienhard, representing the Congregational Church, will speak from 8:15-8:30 p.m. on "Pressing Needs of our Sunday Schools."]

7/18/1906:  [headline]: FIRST MEETING SUCCESSFUL.  Large Number of Sunday School Workers Meet.  Three Churches Unite in Advancing Work of School.  President Ruenitz Sees Success in Enthusiastic Meeting.  [The ensuing article discusses the meeting, including the following]: A.H. Lienhard spoke on the "Pressing Needs of the Sunday School."  Chief of these needs he emphasized the necessity of getting the young men into the school and retaining the interest of the parents in the work.  He argued that there was little incentive for the youths to attend the Sunday service when the parents were careless as to whether they attended or not and seldom, if ever came to the school themselves.  He gave some excellent thoughts as to how this was to be accomplished and urged the workers to make it a part of their duty to see that the interest of the parents was awakened.  First of all he said it was necessary that teachers and officers be consecrated to their work and thoroughly in earnest.  [Lienhard was subsequently elected as "teachers' training secretary" for the following year.]

7/25/1906: [In an article about an upcoming Sunday School Convention for the Congregational and Methodist Churches, it notes that Mrs. A.H. [Alpha] Lienhard will speak at 11 on Friday morning about "Decision day;" how it should be conducted and it's possibilities.]

8/1/1906:  Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Lienhard have been entertaining relatives from Chicago the past week and they expect to remain in the city during this week.  They are two sisters and a brother of Mr. Lienhard, and this is their first visit to New Ulm.

8/15/1906:  [The following is the first two paragraphs of an obituary that ran on page 1]  Funeral services were held in the Congregational church Monday afternoon for the late Alexander F. Ottomeyer and the church was crowded with the friends of the deceased, and it seems that almost if not quite all the people of the city were his friends. 

The coffin was borne into the church by six members of the faith to which he had subscribed and which he lived to the time of his death, Messrs. Beecher, Geo. Schmidt, Lienhard, Mihleis, F.H. Krook and Held, while a slow march was played by Mrs. Lienhard.  The choir sang "Come Unto Me," and Rev. C.H. Sauter offered prayer in the German tongue and the choir sang at the conclusion, "Asleep in Jesus."

9/5/1906: F.J. Errett, secretary of the Minnesota Mutual Fire Insurance Company . . . was in the city one day last week for the purpose of arranging for a resident repesentative to take the place of John Bobleter who has recently resigned.  He was successful in getting F. H. Krook to look after the work and appointed him as agent for the company. [Also]: A. H. Lienhard visited over Saturday and Sunday with friends in Fairfax.

10/3/1906: A H. Lienhard, F H. Krook and G. A. Ottomeyer left this morning to attend the Minnesota Conference of the Congregational churches.

10/10/1906: (Headline) MINISTERS CHOOSE NEW ULM.  It required very little urging on the part of the representatives from the Congregational church in this city to get the members of the association that met in Minneapolis last week, to decide to come to this city for the meeting in 1907 . . .The New Ulm church was represented by its pastor, the Rev. E. F. Wheeler and by G. A. Ottomeyer, A. H. Lienhard and F. H. Krook, and on behalf of the church at this city the matter of having the association come here was presented in a formal manner in the convention and was the immediate unanimous choice.  [Also]: Sunday evening at the Congregational church there was held what was called an echo meeting of the conference that was held in Minneapolis last week.  Besides the pastor G. A. Ottomeyer and A. H. Lienhard gave interesting talks of the conference, which is to be held in this city next year. 

11/21/1906: A H. Lienhard left yesterday for a four weeks' trip in the northern part of the state.  Mr. Lienhard represents the Cooper Wells Co., of St. Joseph, Michigan, manufacurers of fine hose.

12/5/1906:  A New Ulm Young Men's Christian Association was organized on Monday evening.  County Secretary Pierce was here to assist in the organization and after an interesing meeting, at which unusual enthusiasm prevailed, the following officers were elected: [F. Hilding Krook was elected President].

12/12//1906: [Mrs. A. H. Lienhard was elected vice-president of the Ladies Missionary Society of the Congregational church].

12/26/1906: A. H. Lienhard, the traveling salesman, is enjoying a brief vacation with his family in this city.

1/16/1907: After an interesting banquet Thursday evening the Congregational Society elected the following officers: Deacon, C. W. A. Krook; clerk, Herman Held; trustee, G. A. Ottomeyer; treasurer, F. H. Krook; superintendent of Sunday school, A. H. Lienhard, assistant, Dr. Mihleis; music committee, F. H. Krook, Mrs. Zelle and Mrs. Mather; prudential committee, Mrs. G. Schmidt, Mrs. Krook and Mrs. Baxter.

6/12/1907: Mrs. Hirsch of Minneapolis is visiting here with her daughters, Mrs. F. H. Krook and Mrs. A. H. Lienhard.  [Also]: Rev. Wheeler. C. W. A. Krook and Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Lienhard represented the New Ulm Congregation at the western conference of the Congregational churches in Winthrop yesterday.

7/17/1907: Word received recently from Seattle tells of a disastrous fire which completely destoryed the book and stationery stock of W. D. [sic--should be G.] Little, a former resident of New Ulm. [Also]: The families of A. H. Lienhard and F. H. Krook are enjoying an outing with Mrs. Hirsch at Lake Harriet near Minneapolis.

8/7/1907: [The paper announced that F. Hilding Krook would be performing several pieces in a Ladies Missionary Society musical entertainment at the Congregational Church on the evening of August 13.  The pending concert would feature him in a "quartette" scheduled to present three selections: "Spring" by McFarren, "Moonlight and Music" by Pinsuti, and "Laughing Gas" by Giebel.  He also would present the vocal solo "I'll Sing Thee Songs of Araby" by Clay.] [Also]: C. W. A. Krook and son, Hilding, returned Saturday from attending the funeral of a relative in Chicago.

8/28/1907: A. H. Lienhard is paying a visit to his employees in St. Joseph, Michigan.  [Also]: Mrs. A. H. Lienhard and Mrs. E. W. Mihleis represented the Congregational Sunday school at the Brown Counry Sunday School convention in Springfield yesterday.

9/11/1907: The state convention of the Congregational churches of Minnesota will be held in this city the first week in October.  The committee on general arrangements consists of Prof. Critchett, G. A. Ottomeyer and Rev. Wheeler, and the committee on entertainment of H. L. Beecher, A. H. Lienhard, Herman Held, Dr. Mihleis, F. H. Krook and the Mesdames Critchett, Beecher, Zelle, Seiter, Starr, Siegel and Mather.

9/18/1907: The Ladies Aid Society of the Congregational church held its annual meeting Friday afternoon and elected the following officers: President, Mrs. C. A. Zelle; vice president, Mrs. Fred Meier; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. F. H. Krook.

10/9/1907: Miss Hirsch of Minneapolis is a guest at the home of her sister, Mrs. Leinhard [sic].

10/16/1907: A. H. Linehard is a member of the new executive committee of the Brown-Redwood Young Men's Christian Association.

12/11/1907: The Ladies Missionary Society of the Congregational church held a meeting Saturday and elected the following new officers: President, Mrs. Lienhard; vice president, Mrs. Mihleis; secretary, Mrs. Hubbard; treasurer, Mrs. Beecher.

1/15/1908: [The Congregational Church Society elected A. H. Lienhard superintendent, Mrs. A. H. Lienhard as "member of music committee," and Mrs. F. H. Krook as a member of the prudential committee.]

2/5/1908:  The Social Science Club will hold its next meeting at Schell's hall on the evening of February 12th.  The program will include a vocal solo by Mrs. Critchett and papers as follows: "History of Money," Miss Rockwood; "Principles of Money and Banking," F. H. Krook; "What Determines the Value of Money," Prof. Jedlika.

2/19/1908: [The discontinuation of private banks in the state of Minnesota compeled the Citizens Bank of New Ulm to reincorporate as The Citizens State Bank of New Ulm.  F. H. Krook was listed as one of nine men who acted as the "incorporators."]

4/8/1908: [The new board of directors for the Citizens Bank of New Ulm elected F. H. Krook as assitant cashier.]

4/29/1908: [Mr. and Mrs. Lienhard joined a group that attended a Sunday School convention in St. Paul.]

5/20/1908: Mrs. Hirsch of Excelsior is visiting this week with her daughters, Mrs. A. H. Lienhard and Mrs. F. H. Krook.

6/17/1908: Mrs. Hirsch returned to Minneapolis Monday after a month's sojourn with her daughters, Mrs. Lienhard and Mrs. F. H. Krook.

7/1/1908: Mrs. A. H. Lienhard and Mrs. F. H. Krook are entertaining their sister, Mrs. Goodrich of Glenwood.

8/19/1908: A. H. Lienhard started east Monday afternoon to visit the factory of his employers at St. Joseph, Mich.  Mr. Lienhard travels for one of the most successful hosiery manufactories in the country, a concern that employs over 600 men and turns out 1,500 dozen pairs of stockings daily.  [Also]: Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Lienhard pleasantly entertained the members of the local Christian Endeavor society at the State street home Wednesday evening.

8/26/1908: The sixth annual convention of the Brown Count Sunday School association will be held in Sleepy Eye on Aug. 27th and 28th.  Among those from New Ulm who are slated to play an important part in the proceedings are Rev. Sauter, Dr. Reinecke, Mrs. A. H. Lienhard, Mrs. Blume and Miss Yahnke.

9/30/1908: Rev. Wheeler, G. A. Ottomeyer and Mrs. J. H. Sigel have been elected to represent the local Congregational society at the annual Minnesota conference to be held in Faribault next week.  A. H. Lienhard and Miss Lillian Klossner are the alternates and Mrs. Lienhard the delegate of the Ladies' Missionary society.

10/7/1908: The following departed for Faribault yesterday to attend the Congregational conference; Rev. Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Lienhard, Mrs. Siegel and Mrs. F. H. Krook.

5/5/1909: [Article about the Norwegian Marcus M. Thrane, noting that one of his children (his daughter Camilla) became the wife of Dr. Hirsch and that two of his granddaughters, Mrs. A.H. Lienhard and Mrs. F. H. Krook, lived in New Ulm.]

4/20/1910: Owing to prolonged illness Mrs. C. Hirsch, widow of the late Dr. Hirsch, Monday was taken to the Shakopee Sanitarium. [According to the 1910 census, she had been living with her daughter, Florence Hirsch Smith, and Florence’s husband Ashley in Minneapolis.]

3/20/1912: C.T [F.]. Struck, known here as the architect who made the plans for the Courthouse, the Boesch Block, and also for the residence built by Dr. Hirsch on South State Street where the Edwards family have lived for some years, died in Spokane, Wash. March 3rd.  Mr. Struck was an architect of Minneapolis for thirty years before going to Washington some five years ago.  He was 70 years of age at the time of his death.  Mrs. A.H. Lienhard and Mrs. F.H. Krook are nieces by marriage of the deceased.


We close with some additional information on architect Carl F. Struck, particularly noting his musical activity: 

St. Paul Daily Globe 3/23/1885: [Struck sang a tenor solo at the Harmonia Society concert.  He also sang “Waiting” by Millard for the same society in January.  Struck built the venue for this concert, Harmonia Hall, in 1884.]

Wikipedia: [Dania Hall, designed by architect Carl Struck, was a cultural center and performing arts space in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis  for over one hundred years. Completed in 1886, the building was destroyed by an accidental fire in 2000 at the outset of an extensive renovation project.] 

St. Paul Daily Globe 3/23/1889: [Mrs. Struck and daughter (probably Alpha) visited Dr. and Mrs. Thrane for several days—it appears in Eau Claire.]

St. Paul Daily Globe 9/9/1889: [Struck was the architect of the Luther Seminary building.]

St Paul Daily Globe 6/25/1890: [Struck was the architect for the Century piano factory in Minneapolis.]

New Ulm Review 4/3/1895: Architect Struck of Minneapolis appeared before the Board of County Commissioners last Friday and with them discussed the plans and specifications for the completion of the court-house.  [Also]: The impromptu musicale given by Miss Alpha Hirsch, Mrs. Wm. Pfaender Jr., and Mr. C.F. Struck of Minneapolis was a brilliant affair.  The participants are all artists, and on this occasion seemed to display their full powers to excellent advantage.

New Ulm Review 6/19/1895: Architect Struck of Minneapolis met with the Building Committee on Saturday and inspected the work already performed in the upper story of the new court house.

New Ulm Review 9/18/1895: Architect Struck of Minneapolis was in the city Friday, inspecting the work in the second story of the new court house.

[The first page of the 1/8/1896 edition of the New Ulm Review reports the opening of the new court house]. 

Warren Sheaf, 4/23/1896: [Struck was a member of the committee that selected a young woman who would unveil a statue of Ole Bull by sculptor Jacob Fjelde.  J.W. Arctander was also a member of the committee.  Arctander successfully represented Theodora Cormontan in her 1889 civil lawsuit against the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Co.]

Minneapolis Journal 5/24/1901: [Struck sang “Lenore” at the commencement exercises for Excelsior High School.  This is probably a setting of the Edgar Allan Poe poem—the article does not note the composer.]

Minneapolis Journal 2/28/1901:  [Struck sang “The Holy City” for the Magazine Club in Minnetonka.]

Minneapolis Journal 10/7/1906: [Struck was a member of the Apollo Chorus.  This all-male chorus was founded in 1895 and continues to perform today (2013).]















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